Appeals

Prior to filing a Notice of Appeal or Discretionary Review, please review the Appellate Case Processing Model to determine which Notice to file with the Superior Court Clerk's office.

Rules of Appellate Procedure (RAP)


The below is a list of frequently inquired about Rule of Appellate Procedure (RAP). For a complete listing of all the Rule of Appellate Procedures, please refer to Washington State Court Rules - Rules of Appeal.

Prior to filing a Notice of Appeal or Discretionary Review, please review the Appellate Case Processing Model to determine which Notice to file with the Superior Court Clerk's office.
  • Notice of Appeal - To Court of Appeals or Washington State Supreme Court
  • Notice of Discretionary Review - To Court of Appeals

Appeals from Superior Court


For filing fees, copy costs, and charges for the Clerk's papers (and index to) please refer to the Appeals section of the Clerk's Fee Schedule (PDF).

Forms for use in all case types:
Forms for use in appealing criminal and juvenile offender matters only:
Forms for use in appealing civil (and Family Law) matters only:
Division III Rules and Information:

Appeals to Superior Court


The below applies to matters that are appealed to Superior Court from a Court of lower jurisdiction or an agency ruling/decision.

The Clerk's Office does not have any forms for these types of matters.

Prior to filing a Notice of Appeal to Superior Court, check with the originating Court or Agency to determine what their procedures and costs are to appeal their final decision(s). You will need to contact them directly for the forms and instructions. It is highly advisable that you consult with an attorney to determine the best legal approach to ensure your interests are represented in Superior Court, and possibly courts of a higher jurisdiction.
An example of a Court of Lower Jurisdiction would be: (there may be others)
An example of an Agency Board would be: (there may be others)

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